HOW LEADERS GAIN CERTAINTY IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
HOW TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
I love having a plan, after all, who doesn't?
It's an amazing feeling when everything goes like you thought it would. For every project, I pay attention to every single detail. I try to prevent anything that could potentially go wrong. Then, when I believe everything will go smoothly and on schedule...
Wham! Pow! Boom! %#?#!
Something unexpected happens that I didn't think of happens. The truth is, there's always something that I have to modify with my plans. It doesn't matter how much time I spend planning, there's always this little thing that has me question why I make plans to begin with.
Back in the day, my reactions to these types of situations were less than awesome. Failure to execute the exact plan I laid out really affected me. I would get down on myself and say things like, I wasn’t good enough, or I wasn’t worthy of success. To be honest, I lived in a high state of anxiety. I would let all my insecurities and fears take control of me and often times I would become irrational and treat others I was leading poorly.
In the meantime, my problems would just get bigger and bigger. The more I beat myself up, the worse the situation would get. Life was pretty unmanageable. It was chaotic.
After a while, I realized this mindset was ruining my personal life and my company. It took a while for me to realize how this mindset was hindering my success. I needed to do something about it.
But what could I do? How could I stop being this reactive person that didn't know what to do when things didn't go as expected? The answer was a mindset shift that would completely change my life.
FIND THE HIDDEN OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY SITUATION
Every challenge that comes to our lives comes with its own hidden opportunity. If we want to find success and grow, we need to start looking at our problems as opportunities. Embrace character-enhancing experiences as a chance to go beyond our comfort zone. Choose to shatter limiting beliefs and break bad habits from the past.
Do you know what happens when you do this? You become unbreakable! You gain the ability to adapt to every situation. If your plan falls apart, you immediately find another path that takes you closer to your objective.
Do you have a demanding internal or external customer? Now is the time to uptick your skills and mindset. Reframe your perceptions to the one that believes that everything that happens is for your betterment.
So, next time your plan falls apart and you see yourself surrounded with problems, just remember to seize it as an opportunity to succeed.
RE-PATTERN HABITS, PERCEPTIONS AND THRIVE
Having the courage to create change in your life isn’t for the faint of heart. The ability to transform has always been invaluable to me – a privilege I do not take for granted. I assess decisions that I have made and decide if they are still working for me now.
I’ve changed and grown as a person tremendously over the past decade of my life. Some of the things that worked for me 5 years ago, 1 year ago or even a few months ago are different. There is tremendous power in embracing change. I am ready for it, are you? Together we can learn to let go of old ideas, habits and beliefs in order to move forward – to progress.
To help you with this, I created a program called- Recalibrate - The Uncommon Success Map.
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